7 Best Articles on Failures
The most useful articles on failures from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Failures Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on failures by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Why is ambition important?
- The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures Into Breakthroughs
- How to Learn from Your Failures
- The Japanese art principle that teaches us to expose our failures—not cover them up
- Survivorship Bias: The Tale of Forgotten Failures
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How to Learn from Your Failures
Research suggests that we need to overcome some emotional and cognitive barriers if we’re to learn from our defeats—but it can be done.
«Failure bruises the ego, that metaphorical seat of our self-esteem and self-importance. When we fail, we feel threatened—and that sense of threat can trigger a fight-or-flight response.»
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Why is ambition important?
Why is ambition important? Learn from some of the most ambitious entrepreneurs and their successes (and failures).
The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures Into Breakthroughs
Daniel Spielman solves important problems by thinking hard — about other questions.
The One Practice That Is Separating The AI Successes From The Failures
What are the 20% of successful AI organizations doing that are setting themselves apart from the failures, leading their projects to success?
Survivorship Bias: The Tale of Forgotten Failures
Survivorship bias is a common logical error that distorts our understanding of the world. It happens when we assume that success tells the whole story and when we don’t adequately consider past…
The Japanese art principle that teaches us to expose our failures—not cover them up
Don't be ashamed of the times you've cracked.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on failures.
Founder Exposed: Opening Up About Startup Failures and Vulnerability
The start-up world isn’t just black-and-white stories of massive successes and dismal failures. The whole truth includes shades of gray, though the nuances don’t often show up in tech articles which usually cover straight-up disasters or billion-dollar acquisitions. Entrepreneur and investor Jeff Wald wants founders to talk about their failures – not years later, viewed through the soft glow of later successes, but as they’re happening, when the pain is freshest.
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Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org
Nielsen Norman Group
User advocates offering evidence-based user experience (UX) research, training, consulting. Jakob Nielsen, Don Norman, Tog, and colleagues.
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What you want to know about business. A section of @thisisinsider. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Visit our homepage for the day's top stories.
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